Jul 25, 2013, 6:15 PM EST
Tornike Shengelia was not going to play a big role for the Nets this season — he played in just 19 games last season and didn’t exactly impress at Summer League in Orlando where he averaged 7.6 points a game on 35 percent shooting.
But any he hope he had of contributing much likely just went out the window.
The Nets announced he will have surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee. This was an injury suffered while working out with the Georgian national team.
The timeline for Shengelia’s recovery will be announced after the surgery. Suffice to say he’s not going to be ready to go opening night and could potentially miss the entire season.
- Wesley Matthews’ injury will test Trail Blazers’ spacing 3
- Five Things We Learned in NBA Thursday: Nobody can stop E’Twaun Moore; Westbrook’s pretty good, too 11
- Training like the Pros: Recapping a month-long Nike Basketball workout experience 4
- Report: JaVale McGee can’t reach deal with Celtics 11
- Craig Sager makes long-awaited return to TNT after 11-month battle with leukemia 7
- Five Things We Learned in NBA Wednesday: Masked Russell Westbrook just needs a cape 20
- George Karl: Knicks could use a strong point guard next to Carmelo Anthony 14
- Ray Allen announces he will not play this season 14